INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis City-County Council gave the green light Monday for a building in Broad Ripple Park that will be used as a family center and a health clinic.
It's a proposal that been met with opposition by some, while supported by others.
Earlier, the Metropolitan Development Commission voted 6-1 to approve the zoning variance needed for this project. It was zoned for park usage, but the variance allows for part of the family center to house a healthcare facility.
The current family center will be demolished and replaced with a new building with a gym, track, fitness area, and primary care facilities for Community Health Network.
Some neighbors are worried it will create safety issues and cause more traffic.
The project is a partnership between Indy Parks and Community Health Network. Leaders for Indy Parks say it's a new way to fund a $19 million project they otherwise wouldn't be able to afford.